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Legal Update

At Drew & Napier, we provide legal updates and publications on the latest legal and regulatory developments that matter to our clients and friends.

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Note: The legal updates and publications on this site are for general information only and should not be considered legal advice.

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  • Timetable for Implementation of Amendments to the Companies Act

    16 April 2015
    This update relates to our series of legal updates issued over the 4th quarter of 2014 and earlier this year discussing the amendments to the Singapore Companies Act to be effected by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 (“Amendment Act”). This update discusses the implementation timetable for the various amendments under the Amendment Act.
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  • Impending Provisions in the Singapore Companies Act Relating to Duties of Chief Executive Officers

    11 February 2015
    This legal update highlights some of the key provisions of the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014 which relate to the role and duties of a Chief Executive Officer. These amendments were gazetted in late 2014, and whilst not yet in force, are widely expected to come into force in the second quarter of 2015.
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  • Drew & Napier Competition Law Quarterly Update

    5 February 2015
    In this bumper issue, the Drew & Napier Competition & Regulatory Practice Group brings you the most notable events in the competition law world in the second half of 2014.
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  • New regulations on appeals under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012

    28 January 2015
    This update discusses recent amendments to the Seventh Schedule of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”) as well as the new Personal Data Protection (Appeal) Regulations 2015 (“Appeal Regulations”).
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  • Intellectual Property Update: Patent Prosecution Highway

    16 January 2015
    The Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”) is a programme that allows for the sharing of search and examination results between participating patent offices. The goal is to allow applicants in participating countries to obtain corresponding patents quickly.
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  • Intellectual Property Update: Patent Prosecution Highway

    18 December 2014
    The Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”) is a programme that allows for the sharing of search and examination results between participating patent offices. The goal is to allow applicants in participating countries to obtain corresponding patents quickly.
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  • Amendments to the Companies Act: amendments relating to directors

    8 December 2014
    This article is the fourth and last in a series of legal updates relating to the amendments to the Singapore Companies Act to be effected by the Companies (Amendment) Act 2014. This Legal Update discusses the amendments and related issues in the following areas which pertain to directors: (a) shadow directors; (b) appointment of directors; (c) qualifications of directors; (d) disqualification of directors; (e) vacation of office and removal of directors; (f) payment of compensation for loss of office; (g) supervisory role of directors; (h) directors’ fiduciary duties; (i) disclosure of company information by nominee directors; and (j) indemnity for directors.
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  • Breaking Chocolate News: Shaping the Law on Registrability of Trade Marks

    5 December 2014
    This update discusses the High Court’s decision in the case of Societe Des Produits Nestle SA and another v Petra Foods Ltd. Nestle SA (“Nestle”) filed a suit in 2012 claiming that "Take It", a series of rectangular-shaped wafer products made by Petra Foods Ltd infringed on Nestle's trade mark rights and copyright.
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  • New Tripartite Guidelines on Extending the Scope of Union Representation for Executives

    5 December 2014
    This update discusses amendments to the Industrial Relations Act and the new Tripartite Guidelines on Extending the Scope of Union Representation for Executives.
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  • Amendments to the Companies Act: (1) multiple-vote shares and non-voting shares; (2) electronic register of members

    27 November 2014
    This update is the third in a series of updates discussing the amendments brought about by the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 and discusses two of the significant amendments to the Companies Act, which are: (a) to allow public companies to issue multiple- vote equity shares and non-voting shares; and (b) to implement the electronic online register of members of private companies.
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